Metzinger was a traditional artist in the sense that he painted primarily landscapes, still life and figure compositions. He experimented with painting in a cubist style but always retained a strong naturalistic element. This painting was made when Metzinger was returning to a more naturalistic style and shedding the cubist planes and geometric patterning from his work. This poetic landscape is formed from flat planes of luminous colour, like a collage. The lyrical use of colour is typical of the artist's work of this period.